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Veronica H. Pronnette Publishes a New Story about Anansi the Trickster Spider

The Atlanta born and bred author adds an exciting new tale to the “Anansesem” or collection of tales about the spider-god.


Baltimore Maryland – WEBWIRE

The story of Anansi should serve as an introduction to the West African mythology.

Veronica H. Pronnette published her children’s book titled “The Ancestors Anansi and the Light: A Delightful African Proverb Retold About How Light was Created by a Spider” (AuthorHouse, 2009).

Through “The Ancestors Anansi and the Light,” the Baltimore-based writer hopes to introduce the folklore character Anansi into mainstream literature and into the consciousness of students who study African literature.

For the information of many, Anansi is an animal trickster from West African mythology and one of the most important cultural icons among West Africans, especially the Akan people of present-day Ghana. Anansi, also known as Ananse, Kwaku Ananse, Anancy, Hapanzi, and Aunt Nancy, is famous throughout Africa and the Caribbean islands for his insight, intelligence, and wisdom.
 
West Africans originally considered Anansi to be the creator of the world. Many stories depict him as a go-between the Akan sky god Nyame and the humans, but some stories put it that Anansi is the son of Nyame who becomes annoyed with his son’s mischief and trickery that he turns him into a spider.
 
Anansi is generally portrayed to be crafty and cunning in both words and deeds, who loves a challenge and uses his wit and knowledge of his victims’ habits to trick them to achieve what he wants. He often outwits creatures who are larger or stronger than him.
 
Readers will know how clever Anansi is when they read the book. Readers will appreciate the story for the social, ethical, and moral lessons they could get.
 
Veronica H. Pronnette’s “The Ancestors Anansi and the Light: A Delightful African Proverb Retold About How Light was Created by a Spider” will soon be displayed at the inaugural New York Rights Fair, which will take place on May 30 through June 1, 2018, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan, New York City.
 
Copies of the book are available at Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Ancestors-Anansi-Light-Delightful-African/dp/143435430X) and AuthorHouse (https://www.authorhouse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000241751)
 
The Ancestors Anansi and the Light: A Delightful African Proverb Retold About How Light was Created by a Spider
Written by Veronica H. Pronnette
Published by AuthorHouse
Published date: April 3, 2009
Paperback price: $14.49
 
About the Author
 
Veronica H. Pronnette was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She now lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren.


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